The format of golf played in our annual match against Uppingham is unique, at least it is for the ORGS.

The match is played using the four ball better ball format which, while it is a format now very often played generally in golf, is not played otherwise in the ORGS which remains a foursomes society.

We now play this match, thanks to one of the Uppingham players, at Luffenham Heath in Rutland (near Stamford) and this was played on Wednesday 22nd August. Luffenham Heath is an excellent test of golf, with tree lined fairways (you rarely glimpse players on other holes), well positioned bunkers, sloping fairways and challenging par 3s.  It is surprising, on such a course, that both organisers were not flooded with applicants to play.  Nevertheless, a select group met for lunch and a great afternoon of golf in warm and breezy weather with the course in excellent condition – dry, running (with some thick rough, the ball sometimes ran too far and found the rough) and excellent greens.

The match overall was a draw, so one win and one loss for Rugby in the two matches that played.  Happily Henry Carver who was lent to Uppingham and played well but had to give plenty of shots, did not achieve a win against his old school.

Many thanks to our organiser, Guy Steele-Bodger and to Richard Murmann of Uppingham for making the arrangements with the Club (where he has been a member for over 60 years!).

Guy Steele-Bodger (Tu 74-78), Henry Carver  (SH 72-77), Robert Prior (C 81-86), Charles Carver (SH 74-79) & Tim Watts (St 66-71).

Tim Watts
Hon Sec, ORGS

 

FIXTURES

June 2019

Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th
The Senior Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 19th
The Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Wednesday 26th 
Midlands Public Schools Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

July 2019

Thursday 4th & Friday 5th
Bernard Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Thursday 11th July
Northern Meeting
Notts Hollinwell Golf Club
More info......

August 2019

Sunday 18th
ORGS v Malvern
The Berkshire Golf Club

TBC
ORGS v Uppingham
Luffenham Heath

September 2019

Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd
ORGS v Royal Portcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 13th & Saturday 14th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

October 2019

Wednesday 23rd
ORGS v Royal North Devon
Rye Golf Club

November 2019

Saturday 2nd
ORGS v The Meteors
Royal St. George's Golf Club

December 2019

Monday 2nd
Informal Advent Meeting
Burnham & Berrow Golf Club

Luffenham Heath Golf Club

Stamford Road
South Luffenham
Rutland
PE9 3UU